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#6407212 - 08/13/16 10:17 PM IBC tote collapsing?
tx hunter Offline


Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 261
Loc: Ft. Worth/Pidcoke
Checked my feeders and water troughs today and noticed that the totes are collapsing in on themselves. I'm thinking of leaving the lids a little loose to bleed off the pressure so they don't cave in but wanted to see if anyone had run into this before?


Edited by tx hunter (08/13/16 10:18 PM)

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#6407269 - 08/13/16 11:51 PM Re: IBC tote collapsing? [Re: tx hunter]
Texas buckeye Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3153
Loc: Keller
Yeah it is probably a vacuum issue. I would either make a pin prick sized hole in the top, or leave the lid loose.

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#6407342 - 08/14/16 06:51 AM Re: IBC tote collapsing? [Re: tx hunter]
dgilbert Offline
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Registered: 09/04/04
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It's not venting drill a hole in the lid.

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#6407362 - 08/14/16 07:31 AM Re: IBC tote collapsing? [Re: tx hunter]
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Registered: 12/14/08
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Check lid gasket. It should have a vent.
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#6407638 - 08/14/16 12:24 PM Re: IBC tote collapsing? [Re: dgilbert]
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Originally Posted By: dgilbert
It's not venting drill a hole in the lid.


This.

A farmer friend of mine stabs the lid with a Bowie before he uses a brand new tote.
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#6409014 - 08/15/16 12:18 PM Re: IBC tote collapsing? [Re: tx hunter]
Txhuntr2 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/12
Posts: 286
Loc: Houston and Val Verde
Modify the lid by adding a 1 way pvc valve then screw the lid on tight. That's what we do.

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#6409658 - 08/15/16 06:38 PM Re: IBC tote collapsing? [Re: tx hunter]
Old Rabbit Offline
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Registered: 07/13/11
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They nailed it, you have a vacuum problem. Tank Car Collaps

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